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Rowdies’ offense shut out once again in 1-0 defeat by Minnesota

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The pieces of an offense are there for the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Every now and then, however, that offense evaporates for the team. The Rowdies’ last four defeats have been by shutout. The sputtering offense disappeared again Saturday night in a 1-0 loss to Minnesota. Ben Sweat was sent off, leaving Tampa Bay with 10 men. Minnesota forward Christian Ramirez scored the lone goal of the match in the 44th minute after a defensive miscue by the Rowdies. Midfielder Kevin Venegas whipped in…

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Rowdies lose another despite new head coach Stuart Campbell’s debut

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One second, you are planning one thing. You are shaping and scheming. You are trying to help a team out of a hole. And the next, everything changes. Suddenly, it is your team, and your game, and your opportunity. Quick as that, life is on the counter-attack. Which is sort of the way Stuart Campbell’s week has gone. All of the sudden, a new script has been written. Just like that, a game and a life have become a blur,…

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Vampire files to run for Florida governor

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Look out, Florida voters! Did you think you’d seen enough bloodsucking politicians? Well, a new candidate for governor is coming to town, and he is a self-professed vampire. Meet Jonathon ‘The Impaler’ Sharkey. His 2006 bid for governor of Minnesota was the subject of a documentary. His political past includes involvement in a Republican organization in New Jersey, plus bids for Congress from Florida and Indiana, and – an essential item on any nutball’s political resume – a run for…

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USA Today: Charlie Crist Brightens GOP’s Senate Outlook

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From Susan Davis, USA Today: Charlie Crist’s entry in the Florida Senate race for 2010 gives Republicans a strong player on a field that again will be tilted in favor of the Democrats. After picking up six seats in 2006 and nine last year, Democrats have no coming retirements and hold only two seats in 2010 races that election analysts currently consider competitive. Republicans hold four seats in races that figure to be close. Counting the two independents who tend…

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